God bless you all, and see you back on Monday!
Beyond his unapologetic support for any and all forms of abortion, including infanticide, and beyond his unrepentant lying nature, here is yet another fruit by which we Christians recognize him. Quoth The One:
Obama: There’s the belief, certainly in some quarters (SOME quarters? You mean Christian quarters?- Ed.), that people haven’t embraced Jesus Christ as their personal savior that they’re going to hell.
Falsani: You don’t believe that?
Obama: I find it hard to believe that my God would consign four-fifths of the world to hell. I can’t imagine that my God would allow some little Hindu kid in India who never interacts with the Christian faith to somehow burn for all eternity. That’s just not part of my religious makeup.
It’s “just not part of my religious makeup”? I guess “God d-amn America” must be part of his “religious makeup”! That whole “God’s Word” thingy must also be above his pay grade.
If ignorance of Jesus were an acceptable defense against damnation, then why would we send missionaries anywhere? Wouldn’t it be better for the lost to remain lost?
Behold Romans 10:13-18:
13 for “(A)WHOEVER WILL CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD WILL BE SAVED.”
14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him (B)whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without (C)a preacher?
15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “(D)HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO (E)BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!”
16 However, they (F)did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “(G)LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?”
17 So faith comes from (H)hearing, and hearing by (I)the word of Christ.
18 But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have; “(J)THEIR VOICE HAS GONE OUT INTO ALL THE EARTH, AND THEIR WORDS TO THE ENDS OF THE WORLD.”
Romans chapter 1 explains that God’s laws are written on all men’s hearts in the form of conscience, and thus “they are without excuse” (Romans 1:20). This isn’t good enough for some like the Obamessiah, so they try to “philosophize” God’s grace into what some have called “the wider grace theory”, or the “broad grace” theory. Sorry, but refer to Leviticus 5:17; “Now if a person sins and does any of the things which the LORD has commanded not to be done, though he was unaware, still he is guilty and shall bear his punishment.”
What more is there to be said? Unless one HEARS and BELIEVES the gospel, they shall bear their punishment. That is not my law, but it is God’s law.
God will consign 3/5 or even more of the world to Hell if they ignore His word or otherwise don’t come to Him. We, the creation, do NOT get to question the whims of the Creator, but a man of Obama’s supreme arrogance and ignorance seems to think otherwise. Either he knows God’s word and considers it to be a lie (which will certainly condemn him to Hell) or he is ignorant of it, in which case I just showed where his ignorance will not be a defense.
No wonder this once-red state turned blue: it’s been overtaken by sickos like this:
“People are making really tough decisions about putting gas in their car and food on their table, so we know that many women especially put healthcare at the bottom of their list to do,” said Chrystal Struben-Hall, Vice President of Planned Parenthood of Indiana…
“They can be seen for sexually transmitted disease screenings, HIV tests and general prostate exams and those kinds of things,” said Struben-Hall.
Some Hoosiers 24-Hour News 8 talked to asked if the gift certificates could be used towards abortions. The answer is yes. But, Planned Parenthood said that’s not the purpose of the gift certificates…
Indiana Family Institute President Curt Smith said he is appalled by the certificates.
“I think the way to help family planning is to give the money where there’s no agenda. So if somebody wants to help a woman at a time of crisis, they can support the life centers throughout Indiana,” said Smith.
May God have mercy on these cretins!
Her anemic credentials notwithstanding, there may be a bigger obstacle to Hill taking the Sec State gig: the Constitution. From Marc Ambinder:
Pete Williams of NBC raised the question on MSNBC this afternoon: Is Hillary Clinton barred by the Constitution from accepting the post of secretary of state?
Article One, Section Six of the U.S. Constitution says:
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
This is not the first time this Article has stood in the way of a cabinet appointment. In 1973, at the height of Watergate, President Richard Nixon nominated William Saxbe (R) to be Attorney General and the issue was raised because Saxbe was in the Senate in 1969 when the Attorney General’s pay was raised.
In that instance, Congress lowered the pay for the AG, allowing the appointment to proceed. Democratic Senators complained, however, and 10 senators actually voted against the transparent scheme on constitutional grounds. At the time, Sen. Robert C. Byrd deemed it was clearly unconstitutional saying we should not delude the American people into thinking a way can be found around the constitutional obstacle.
It will be interesting to see if Sen. Byrd (D-KKK) has any similar constitutional concerns as he did 30+ years ago. Then again, liberals have said they want judges who are willing to ignore the Constitution if it advances the liberal agenda, so I doubt they lose any sleep over this matter.
From Stop the ACLU:
Further proof of this came this week in the Pittsburgh City Council during the debate on an unconstitutional gun bill the city was trying to institute. After the lopsided vote was over — with the anti-constitution side winning — Councilwoman Tonya Payne told everyone that would listen that she didn’t care about the U.S. Constitution.
“Who really cares about it being unconstitutional? This is what’s right to do, and if this means that we have to go out and have a court battle, then that’s fine.”
That, my friends, is the perfect illustration of how your average liberal sees the Constitution. Keep this in mind anytime you hear some leftist act indignant about a Republican politician “shredding the Constitution”, because apparently, “shredding the Constitution” is fine so long as it’s a liberal that is manning the shredder.
Why would they do that? Because according to the Canucks at this school of “higher” learning, the victims of cystic fibrosis are all a bit too caucasian for their liking. Details from Canuckistan:
The Carleton University Students’ Association has voted to drop cystic fibrosis as the beneficiary of its annual Shinearama fundraiser, arguing that the illness is not “inclusive” enough.
Cystic fibrosis “has been recently revealed to only affect white people, and primarily men” said the motion read to student councillors, who voted almost unanimously in favour of it.
Carleton students have fanned out across the city near the beginning of the school year to raise money to fight the illness for years. But according to the motion read Monday night to student councillors, “all orientees and volunteers should feel like their fundraising efforts will serve the their (sic) diverse communities.”
Mr. Bergamini said the orientation week fundraiser, which is carried out by students at many universities across Canada, raised about $1-million last year. Shinearama has raised money for cystic fibrosis research for more than 25 years.
“I think they see this, in their own twisted way, as a win for diversity,” said Mr. Bergamini. “I see it as a loss for people with cystic fibrosis.”
Meanwhile, he said the vote was an example of political correctness gone too far in student government. (Ya think??? – Ed.)
The fact that C.F. does NOT kill only white people notwithstanding, what kind of depravity must one suffer from to where skin color of the victims of a heinous disease ever enters the thought process? How would you sick Canucks like to stand in front of God Almighty on the day of your judgment and tell Him that you would have been glad to aid His children suffering from C.F. if only He had given them greater pigmentation?
Hey, let’s take this a step further, shall we? How about not holding any fundraisers for breast cancer, since over 99% of the victims are female? I mean, that’s not “inclusive”, now is it? Or what about sickle cell anemia, since that primarily affects the black community? The possibilities are endless!
And liberals think that we need to emulate the Canucks? No thanks!
God help us. Nothing says “I want only the best on my team” quite like picking a woman who has Michigan teetering on a full, total economic collapse. From NRO:
Now we know why Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm is on President-elect Barack Obama’s economic policy team. Judging by Obama’s Saturday economic address, he plans to address the nation’s ills with the same inept policies Granholm has championed for the last six years here in Michigan.
Granholm and Obama have much in common: They are both young Democratic party protégés, both are charismatic personalities, and both are left-wing, Harvard-educated lawyers with little experience running anything prior to assuming office. Like Granholm, Obama appears to have little grasp of market economics, but prefers showy public-works programs and utopian visions of bridging a carbon-addicted America to a new green economy that will employ millions.
How has Granholm gone about creating this new green economy? With mandates and targeted tax breaks — just as Obama will likely propose. Granholm spearheaded a state Renewable Power Standard that mandates 20 percent of Michigan’s energy come from wind power by 2020, and she has showered tax breaks on alternative energy companies. Watch for Obama to do both on the national level.
The result has been a Michigan economy that has drowned under Granholm’s watch, with unemployment tripling to a nation-leading 9.3 percent at the same time that Michigan’s debilitating economic fundamentals — high taxes and overgenerous concessions to organized labor — have gone unaddressed. Granholm, however, has missed few opportunities for photo ops touting the companies that have benefiited from her tax handouts or her road-construction spending.
And she has landed a key position in Obama’s transition team, where she and the president-elect apparently agree that Granholmnomics is America’s future.
“Hope”? I’m not seeing it.
This is a hilarious satire site called “Best Obama Facts”. A few of my favorites:
A microphone into which Obama has spoken, heals asbestos-related disorders and colorectal cancer by direct application.
In second grade Obama developed a concrete plan to save the children. When George W. Bush heard about it, he killed the children and exiled Obama’s family to Hawaii because Bush hated the children.
When Obama was five he fixed Social Security, but George W. Bush broke it again on purpose.
Ah. Now that Barack Obama carries the responsibility for carrying the war to ultimate victory, it seems that victory is almost at hand and shouldn’t be unthinkingly squandered.
Funny, when George Bush said that, AP was so much more skeptical.
We can’t have a Democratic President losing a war. The political fallout could be harmful. Only Republicans presidents can — nay, must — lose winnable wars.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
When Ronnie said “Government is not the solution…government is the problem”, he was right on the money. From the Big Apple:
City officials have ordered 22 New York churches to stop providing beds to homeless people.
With temperatures well below freezing early Saturday, the churches must obey a city rule requiring faith-based shelters to be open at least five days a week — or not at all.
Arnold Cohen, president of the Partnership for the Homeless, a nonprofit that serves as a link with the city, said he had to tell the churches they no longer qualify.
He said hundreds of people now won’t have a place to sleep. …
Well, thank God goodness we won’t have those churches providing shelter for the homeless! I mean, when a group of Christians wants to look out for their fellow man in freezing cold temperatures, that kind of compassion cannot go uncontested!
Exit question: Since NYC is run by liberals, can we safely assume that (a) liberals are hostile to God; (b) liberals don’t really care about the homeless; and (c) liberals are incapable of common sense?
The Obamaliar…lying again? Who knew? Details:
President-elect Barack Obama may consider delaying a campaign promise – to roll back tax cuts on high-income Americans – as part of his economic recovery strategy, two aides said on Sunday.
David Axelrod, the Obama campaign strategist who was chosen to be a senior White House adviser, was asked if the tax cuts could be allowed to expire on schedule after tax year 2010 rather than being rolled back by legislation earlier. “Those considerations will be made,” he said on “Fox News Sunday.”
Bill Daley, an adviser to Obama and commerce secretary under former President Bill Clinton, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the 2010 scenario “looks more likely than not.”
President George W. Bush’s tax cuts are set to expire at the end of 2010. After that they would revert to 2001 levels, when the top individual tax rate was 39.6 percent.
Obama has called for reducing taxes for the middle class, but requiring the wealthiest Americans to pay more than the current top rate of 35 percent.
His aides’ comments suggest Obama may be wary of imposing any additional tax burden at a time of deep crisis, despite the outlook for record budget deficits and mounting national debt. He may also be seeking to bolster Republican support for his recovery measures.
Let’s look at what he’s saying here, shall we?
“Tax increases, even on the rich, are bad for the economy. Our economy is in the crapper right now. It would be foolish to increase taxes, especially on the producers, right now. If we did, unemployment would rise even higher, and tax shelters would see their deposits skyrocket.
“Therefore, I won’t be increasing taxes any time soon. Once the economy has recovered, then I will damage the economy with tax increases. After all, I just acknowledged that tax increases are bad for the economy…but it’s OK to damage the economy if it’s in better shape than it is right now. Got it?”
So, to those of you stupid enough to vote for such an unrepentant liar in the hopes that he would stick it to those evil rich folks: sucks for you, huh?
Heh. Double heh. Nah, triple heh. Details here. Seriously, read it.
Dude…I feel lunch coming up!
Glad to see that the incoming “Christian” has his priorities straight. From Politico:
President-elect Barack Obama has yet to attend church services since winning the White House earlier this month, a departure from the example of his two immediate predecessors.
On the three Sundays since his election, Obama has instead used his free time to get in workouts at a Chicago gym.
Both President-elect George W. Bush and President-elect Bill Clinton managed to attend church in the weeks after they were elected.
Dude…even Bubba was in church!
Obama lives not for the Word, but for the flesh…literally. Hey, I work out 5 – 6 days a week, but Sunday morning during services ain’t one of them. Warns Isaiah (13:11): “I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.”
From New York:
It was only a matter of time. A New York school has been renamed in honor of President-elect Barack Obama.
The former Ludlum Elementary School, in Long Island’s Hempstead Union Free School District, was renamed at a school board meeting Thursday – effective immediately.
School officials say most of the 440 students there are black or Hispanic, and Obama’s victory is a source of great pride.
Isn’t it usually customary to name schools after a person only after (a) that person dies and (b) that person actually accomplishes something first? Oh, well, it only makes sense: the school is average, just like its new namesake.
The Kamikaze Media, sacrificing their souls on the altar of Obamania, are reaping what they sow. The AP is cutting 10% of its jobs (and that’s a conservative estimate). The Old Gray Hag is cutting their dividend and “reevaluating assets”…which is a fancy way of saying “stopping the hemmorhaging of red ink.”
It couldn’t happen to a better bunch of propaganda machines.
Oh. My. Stars. From Connectikook:
A lawyer representing a man charged with drunken driving has claimed Connecticut’s breathalyzers discriminate against blacks.
Attorney James Ruane represents 40-year-old Tyrone Brown, of Norwalk, who was arrested April 9 by Connecticut State Police on Interstate 95 in Fairfield.
In a motion filed Tuesday in Bridgeport Superior Court, Ruane asked a judge to suppress his client’s breathalyzer test results.
He contends the device used by state police and most local police departments, the Intoxilyzer 5000, discriminates against blacks.
Ruane said research shows the lung capacity of a black man is 3 percent lower than a white man’s and, therefore, black men’s test results vary from the sobriety standard set by the device.
Assistant State’s Attorney Mark Durso declined comment.
Lower lung capacity? Has dude never seen a black man run with the football, flee from the po-po, or shatter Olympic sprint records?
Seriously, I may have officially just seen it all. A machine that measures drunkenness is racist? Not the engineers or the designers of the machine, but the machine itself is racist?
Exit question: Can we infer that the ambulance chaser making this claim is racist by implying that blacks get drunk (then get behind the wheel) more often than non-blacks?
I don’t care that a magazine gives glowing coverage of a Hollyweirdo power couple. But is this yet another blow to the already dying MSM? Details:
When Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt negotiated with People and other celebrity magazines this summer for photos of their newborn twins and an interview, the stars were seeking more than the estimated $14 million they received from the deal. They also wanted a hefty slice of journalistic input — a promise that the winning magazine’s coverage would be positive, not merely in that instance but into the future.
According to the deal offered by Ms. Jolie, the winning magazine was obliged to offer coverage that would not reflect negatively on her or her family, according to two people with knowledge of the bidding who were granted anonymity because the talks were confidential. The deal also asked for an “editorial plan” providing a road map of the layout, these people say.
The winner was People. The resulting package in its Aug. 18 issue — the magazine’s best-selling in seven years — was a publicity coup for Ms. Jolie, the Oscar winner and former Hollywood eccentric who wore a necklace ornamented with dried blood and talked about her fondness for knives before transforming herself into a philanthropist, United Nations good-will ambassador and devoted mother of six.
In the People interview, there were questions about her and Mr. Pitt’s charity work and no use of the word “Brangelina,” the tabloid amalgamation of their names, which irks the couple. …
Naturally, Time, Inc. denies the claims. But I’m not buying their denial at all. It’s hard to believe that there was once a time that the MSM favored independence and did not allow anyone outside of their own newsrooms to dictate coverage. That era is all but over.
Exit question: How do you think Time, Inc., or any other MSM outlet would have responded if, during the campaign, McCain or Palin would have tried to enter into a contract with an “impartial” media outlet for favorable coverage?
I didn’t think I’d ever agree with Al Franken on anything, but this just may be a first. Observe:
Even the observers and lawyers have been instructed by their respective campaigns to not talk to the media. But Minneapolis lawyer Bill Starr, who is volunteering for the Franken campaign, was willing to say a few words. He said he thinks Franken will prevail. His hunch is based on a theory he has.
“People who voted for Coleman are more likely to have taken the SAT in their lifetime,” he said. “They’ve filled in circles. Franken voters are probably not college-educated. They’re new voters and immigrants. They’ve been brought in by groups like ACORN (dude, did you REALLY want to invoke the name of ACORN to prove YOUR point? – Ed.), from the inner cities. They’re more likely to make mistakes. I’ve bounced this off of minority people, and they agree with me.” (Which “minority people” agreed with you that they were too stupid to fill out a ballot, Starr? – Ed.)
By the way, as Franken attempts to steal an election he lost outright, he has been piously calling for “every vote to be counted”. Mighty big of him, huh? Apparently, “count every vote” means “don’t count this one“:
Yeah, I could see where someone would think that the big mark beside Coleman’s name isn’t really a vote for Coleman. For those of you on the left, that was sarcasm. As Franken has been suing to get the contact information of voters whose absentee ballots were legitimately disqualified, he is trying to “count every vote” by omitting the one above which is clearly a vote for his opponent. Nice.
The Big Three automakers flew in on their private jets yesterday to complain to Congress as to how broke they are. Predictably, they want a piece of the taxpayer-funded bailout pie. They have a friend in Barney Frank, who is ready to toss Detroit a $100 billion life preserver.
Yes indeed, when Barney Frank isn’t busy stockpiling cases of petroleum jelly, he likes to spend his time sodomizing (resisting cheap shot here, folks!) the taxpayers by subsidizing failure. And why shouldn’t we listen to him? I mean, he did just a bang-up job subsidizing high risk mortgages, didn’t he? Yet the left loves its losers, so they keep this buttclown in charge of matters of finance. Brilliant.
This is harsh, but it needs to be said: Detroit must be allowed to fail, all the way to the end. Ace has a great post about it, but here are some excerpts:
And any “bailout” (really a permanent taxpayer subsidy of far too high UAW wages) simply goes to keeping nonsense like this in place.
And don’t say their wages are “far too high” as some sort of judgment about the value of their work. I say they’re far too high based on the objective fact that they cannot produce a competitive product at those rates. And add in that non-union plants in the South and other areas of the country pay their workers $43.00 per hour in total benefits — a pretty decent wage for manufacturing work requiring little previous skill — while the UAW insists on $73.00 per hour.
You get almost double what other workers are willing to work for why, exactly? I can’t imagine any moral claim to such rates.
From a 2005 article:
Ken Pool is making good money. On weekdays, he shows up at 7 a.m. at Ford Motor Co.’s Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne, signs in, and then starts working — on a crossword puzzle.Pool hates the monotony, but the pay is good: more than $31 an hour, plus benefits.”We just go in and play crossword puzzles, watch videos that someone brings in or read the newspaper,” he says. “Otherwise, I’ve just sat.”Pool is one of more than 12,000 American autoworkers who, instead of installing windshields or bending sheet metal, spend their days counting the hours in a jobs bank set up by Detroit automakers and Delphi Corp. as part of an extraordinary job security agreement with the United Auto Workers union.The jobs bank programs were the price the industry paid in the 1980s to win UAW support for controversial efforts to boost productivity through increased automation and more flexible manufacturing.
As part of its restructuring under bankruptcy, Delphi is actively pressing the union to give up the program.
With Wall Street wondering how automakers can afford to pay thousands of workers to do nothing as their market share withers, the union is likely to hear a similar message from the Big Three when their contracts with the UAW expire in 2007 — if not sooner.
“It’s an albatross around their necks,” said Steven Szakaly, an economist with the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor. “It’s a huge number of workers doing nothing. That has a very large effect on their future earnings outlook.” …
Bailing out Detroit simply guarantees that the unions that have destroyed Motown will continue their cannibalism…but will drag down the rest of the country with them.
This marks the 30-year anniversary where about 900 people drank the Kool-Aid and died in Jonestown. The cult of personality has deadly consequences.
In related news, Barack Obama was elected a couple of weeks ago.
From ABC News:
All three CEOs – Rick Wagoner of GM, Alan Mulally of Ford, and Robert Nardelli of Chrysler – exercised their perks Tuesday by flying in corporate jets to DC. Wagoner flew in GM’s $36 million luxury aircraft to tell members of Congress that the company is burning through cash, asking for $10-12 billion for GM alone.
And these geniuses (genii?) wonder why their companies are going belly-up?
Doesn’t have the same melodious ring to it when the slur is directed at Obama instead of a Republican, does it, liberals? From Breitbart:
Al-Qaida’s No. 2 leader used a racial epithet to insult Barack Obama in a message posted Wednesday, describing the president-elect in demeaning terms that imply he does the bidding of whites.
The message appeared chiefly aimed at persuading Muslims and Arabs that Obama does not represent a change in U.S. policies. Ayman al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites, that Obama is “the direct opposite of honorable black Americans” like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.
In al-Qaida’s first response to Obama’s victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect—along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice—”house negroes.” (Hey, what a coinkidink! That’s the term that Harry Belafonte used for Powell and Rice, too! I’m just sayin’… – Ed.)
Speaking in Arabic, al-Zawahri uses the term “abeed al-beit,” which literally translates as “house slaves.” But al-Qaida supplied English subtitles of his speech that included the translation as “house negroes.”
Then Zawahri treats us with this warning:
Al-Zawahri did not threaten specific attacks, but warned Obama that he was “facing a Jihadi (holy war) awakening and renaissance which is shaking the pillars of the entire Islamic world; and this is the fact which you and your government and country refuse to recognize and pretend not to see.”
Dude, your timing sucks. I mean, we’re not “pretending not to see” that a big AQ operative just died from a scorching case of gonorrhea and U.S. missiles, but mostly U.S. missiles. So nice job reminding us how friggin’ scattered you camelhumping jihadists are, you cowardly weirdbeard. Your time can’t be far away before you get to explain to God why you thought snuffing out innocent lives would earn you eternal brownie points.
Not content to picking a Clinton holdover who defended a presidential assassin to be his general counsel, as well as picking a slew of other Clintonistas, President-elect Hopenchange decided to show his commitment to “change” by going back to the 1990′s one more time. His pick for Attorney General is none other than Eric Holder.
Yeah…that Eric Holder. Excerpts from NRO:
As we observed throughout the campaign, Barack Obama gave indications that his election would mean a return to the September 10 mentality, a national-security outlook marked prominently by its lack of seriousness about the terrorist threat. In choosing Eric Holder to be his attorney general, President-Elect Obama has taken a step toward confirming those misgivings.
Holder was the Clinton administration’s last deputy attorney general, succeeding Jamie Gorelick in 1997 under Janet Reno. That appointment marked the final elevation in a series of Clinton-era promotions that punctuate his rèsumè. Holder’s rise, like Obama’s own, is of symbolic significance, as he now has been nominated to be the nation’s first black attorney general. Symbolism, however, cannot camouflage the fact that Holder is a conventional, check-the-boxes creature of the Left.
He is convinced justice in America needs to be “established” rather than enforced; he’s excited about hate crimes and enthusiastic about the constitutionally dubious Violence Against Women Act; he’s a supporter of affirmative action and a practitioner of the statistical voodoo that makes it possible to burden police departments with accusations of racial profiling and the states with charges of racially skewed death-penalty enforcement; he’s more likely to be animated by a touchy-feely Reno-esque agenda than traditional enforcement against crimes; he’s in favor of ending the detentions of enemy combatants at Guantanamo Bay and favors income redistribution to address the supposed root causes of crime.
In any other time, Holder would simply be an uninspired choice. But these are not ordinary times — we face a serious, persistent threat from Islamist terrorists. At the same time, Democrats have expressed outrage over both the alleged politicization of the Justice Department and the reckless disregard of its storied traditions. For these times, it is difficult to imagine a worse choice for AG than Eric Holder.
Some of you may remember hearing Holder’s name before:
Much has been made, and appropriately so, of Holder’s untoward performance in the final corrupt act of the Clinton administration: the pardons issued in the departing president’s final hours. Of these, most notorious is the case of Marc Rich, an unrepentant fugitive wanted on extensive fraud, racketeering, and trading-with-the-enemy charges — but granted a pardon nonetheless thanks to the intercession of his ex-wife, a generous donor to Clinton’s library and legal-defense fund.
Holder’s role was aptly described as “unconscionable” by a congressional committee. He steered Rich’s allies to retain the influential former White House counsel Jack Quinn (Holder later conceded he hoped Quinn would help him become attorney general in a Gore administration); he helped Quinn directly lobby Clinton, doing an end-run around the standard pardon process (including DOJ’s pardon attorney); and he kept the deliberations hidden from the district U.S. attorney and investigative agencies prosecuting Rich so they couldn’t learn about the pardon application and register their objections.
There’s more. In 1999, over the objections of the FBI, the Bureau of Prisons, and prosecuting attorneys, Holder supported Clinton’s commutation of the sentences of 16 FALN conspirators. These pardons — of terrorists who even Holder has conceded had not expressed any remorse — were issued in the months after al-Qaeda’s 1998 U.S. embassy bombings, when the Clinton administration was pretending to be the scourge of terrorism. The commutations were nakedly political, obviously designed by Clinton to assist his wife’s impending Senate campaign by appealing to New York’s substantial Puerto Rican vote.
Equally noxious were the stealthy pardons of Susan Rosenberg and Linda Evans — Weather Underground terrorists associated with Obama’s friends Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn — issued on the same day as the Rich pardon. Rosenberg and Evans had been serving decades-long sentences for bombings targeting American government facilities. With Holder again helping to circumvent the pardon process and to evade objections from prosecutors, the terrorists’ jail terms were commuted just weeks after the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole.
Under Holder’s stewardship, moreover, the Justice Department chose, in the Dickerson case, to oppose its own prosecutors and seek reversal of the conviction of a bank robber whose voluntary confession had been elicited without Miranda warnings. Taking the Justice Department’s signal, the Supreme Court overruled the lower courts and vacated the conviction, upending 30 years of precedent which had held that Miranda was not part of the core Fifth Amendment guarantee. Thanks to this ruling, rendered in the comfort of pre-9/11 complacence, terrorists tried in civilian courts — which is where Obama and Holder want them to be tried — will enjoy a powerful argument against the admission of critical confession evidence.
Only in America can a man who worked to pervert justice now be tabbed to run the Department of Justice. This makes as much sense as letting Ted Kennedrunk run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
That Holder is liberal doesn’t bother me. After all, a closet liberal masquerading as a “centrist” just won the election, so he gets to pick whomever he wants to run his new administration. However, picking a man with a racial axe to grind and with a lethal naivete that was central to the policymaking of his previous employer’s administration is frightening.
God, please have mercy on this country.
Last month, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) was convicted on seven counts of lying during his corruption probe. Last night, that sad saga came to an ending, as he was narrowly defeated by Democrat Mark Begich in the AK Senate race, thus giving the left another seat that they otherwise would never have.
Stevens is to blame for this whole thing, but so is the Republican Party. I mean, you would think the party power brokers would have worked tirelessly to defeat Stevens in the primary this year. But no, they didn’t. The GOP should be renamed the GOB…Grand Ol’ Boy. See, the party has had a history of sticking with long time party people, even to the party’s own detriment (see Dole ’96, McCain ’08, and Stevens ’08 for proof). This was a state that voted overwhelmingly Republican this election (and every election), yet the good people of AK couldn’t send a convicted felon back to DC. I don’t blame them in the slightest.
The GOP needs to take out its trash, even if the end result is a painful one like giving away an otherwise safe Senate seat to a liberal. The left never takes out their own trash (and God in Heaven knows they have plenty), but we need to expect more of ourselves than the left does of themselves. Booting Stevens is a good step in that direction.
Absolutely hilarious satire video from The Onion, entitled “Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are”! Watch it, as it’s only 2:39 long.
This is a brand new web site that offers up equal parts of hilarity and frightening sadness. I used to think that people who voted for Democrats were simply misguided, not stupid. This is beginning to make me reconsider:
On November 4th, 2008 millions of Americans were shocked that a man of Barack Obama’s limited experience, extreme liberal positions and radical political alliances could be elected President of the United States. For many of these Americans, the explanation was rather simple… the news media, completely enamored with Obama, simply refused to do their job.
On Election day twelve Obama voters were interviewed extensively right after they voted to learn how the news media impacted their knowledge of what occurred during the campaign. These voters were chosen for their apparent intelligence/verbal abilities and willingness to express their opinions to a large audience. The rather shocking video below seeks to provide some insight into which information broke through the news media clutter and which did not.
The video clip is at the link, and you absolutely MUST see it for the hilarity/sadness factor. However, there is more:
Because obviously interviewing a relative handful of Obama voters, while interesting, is hardly scientific proof of anything, we also commissioned a Zogby telephone poll which asked the very same questions (as well as a few others) with similarly amazing results.
512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points
97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates
Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions
57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)
81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)
82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)
88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)
56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).
Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes
Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter
And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her “house,” even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!
Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.
Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we “gave” one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)
…the rest of these results show the abysmal state of media coverage of Barack Obama. It’s not that the voters couldn’t absorb data provided to them by the Tanning Bed Media; these voters quite obviously learned plenty about Sarah Palin. In the video, the subjects demonstrate that by assigning every stupid thing said on the campaign trail to Palin whether she said it or not. Meanwhile, no one can figure out what Barack Obama said, how he conducted his campaign, or his political history.
Nope…no liberal media bias!
I have always resented liberals who attribute idiocy to conservatives, as it reeks of condescension and elitism. But I’ll shoot straight with you folks: after visiting this site, it’s very difficult for me not to fall into the same mental trap by attributing idiocy to people who voted for Obama. I’m fighting it.
Ah, yes…they “only want to be treated like everyone else”, right? Details here. Even the moonbatosphere is starting to think (which is a first for them) that “You know something? This kind of behavior may cause our side to look kinda bad, no?”
Pray for God’s children who are being assaulted by these depraved and lost souls in San Fran-freakshow. Pray for said depraved and lost souls, too.
You know that global “warming” is crap when they have to make up data, especially when people are observing with their own eyes (and skin) what’s really happening outside. From the UK:
A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore’s chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.
This was startling. Across the world there were reports of unseasonal snow and plummeting temperatures last month, from the American Great Plains to China, and from the Alps to New Zealand. China’s official news agency reported that Tibet had suffered its “worst snowstorm ever”. In the US, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration registered 63 local snowfall records and 115 lowest-ever temperatures for the month, and ranked it as only the 70th-warmest October in 114 years.
There’s just one little problem with that “hottest October” report:
So what explained the anomaly? GISS’s computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.
Yet last week’s latest episode is far from the first time Dr Hansen’s methodology has been called in question. In 2007 he was forced by Mr Watts and Mr McIntyre to revise his published figures for US surface temperatures, to show that the hottest decade of the 20th century was not the 1990s, as he had claimed, but the 1930s. (Before the Hummer was invented? No way! – Ed.)
Another of his close allies is Dr Rajendra Pachauri, chairman of the IPCC, who recently startled a university audience in Australia by claiming that global temperatures have recently been rising “very much faster” than ever, in front of a graph showing them rising sharply in the past decade. In fact, as many of his audience were aware, they have not been rising in recent years and since 2007 have dropped.
Dr Pachauri, a former railway engineer with no qualifications in climate science, may believe what Dr Hansen tells him. But whether, on the basis of such evidence, it is wise for the world’s governments to embark on some of the most costly economic measures ever proposed, to remedy a problem which may actually not exist, is a question which should give us all pause for thought.
Why is global “warming” so darned cold?
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